1. a shortage of stock
    • バターは今,品薄だ
    • Our supply of butter is running low./Butter is in short supply.
    • さくらんぼは品薄のため値上がりした
    • Cherries went up in price 「because they were scarce [because of the short supply].
  1. 品薄株rare stocks [《英》 shares]; narrow market securities